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    Quick! Name your 10 favorite violinists!

    Let's see, there's that Itzhak Perlman fella and Yo Yo Ma. Wait a second, he plays the cello, doesn't he? I guess Itzhak is the only one I know. Just forget it. I guess we should stick to discussing our favorite sax and guitar players, eh?

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    6 ?

    1) Jean Luc Ponty
    2) Robbie Steinhardt
    3) Eddie Jobson
    4) Papa John Creach
    5) David LaFlamme
    6) Charlie Daniels ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
    Let's see, there's that Itzhak Perlman fella and Yo Yo Ma. Wait a second, he plays the cello, doesn't he? I guess Itzhak is the only one I know. Just forget it. I guess we should stick to discussing our favorite sax and guitar players, eh?

    Swish
    How's about a saxy guitar player???
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    Well, how about that one guy? Oh yeah there's that kid too. Can't forget what's his name. What about the idiot who recently lost track of his Strad only to have it turn up in the trash and found by some poor schlep. That may have been a cello though, is that close enough?

    Oh, and Roy Clark!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterCylinder
    1) Jean Luc Ponty
    Yeah, he's the first one I thought of. Also the name "Sugar Cane Harris" comes to mind...I'm pretty sure he played with Frank Zappa on Hot Rats (as did Ponty). I might be wrong though. Other good violinists I can think of are David Cross (Wetton-era King Crimson) and Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra, first lineup).
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    I'm still working on 2 through 10, but....what was the question again?
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    So she has really big feet???

    Quote Originally Posted by Davey
    I'm still working on 2 through 10, but....what was the question again?
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    I know what that's supposed to mean when you're a guy, but what does that mean when the subject is a woman? Inquiring minds want to know!

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    Heifetz

    Hilary Hahn
    Anne Sophie-Mutter (or is it Anne-Sophie Mutter?)
    Kyung Wha Chung
    Itzhak Perlman
    Sarah Chang
    Isaac Stern
    Gidon Kremer
    Pinchas Zukerman
    Joshua Bell
    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
    So she has really big feet??? I know what that's supposed to mean when you're a guy, but what does that mean when the subject is a woman? Inquiring minds want to know!
    She's stable? I like that in a woman.
    Eschew fascism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
    I know what that's supposed to mean when you're a guy, but what does that mean when the subject is a woman? Inquiring minds want to know!

    Swishy Washy
    Huh? My feet are really big so what does that mean for a man? Hey, if your inquiring mind ever decides that it wants to try some Bach and violin and great sound, give her first CD a listen. On Well-Tempered Productions and HDCD with lots of audiophile type doo dads on hand to help the sound quality. Pretty good sheet. Haven't heard the Gypsy CD that picture in the article comes from. Can't always judge a book by the cover.....or is it, uh.....can't always get what you want? Or something like that.


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    Uhh...that dude from Dave Matthews Band...Boyd Tinsley?

    ...Alison Krauss.....

    That girl from The Corrs...

    ..I give up.

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    Andrew Bird

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    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    How on earth could you guys forget the genius of Mick Kaminski of ELO?

    What's her name in Vertu, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    How on earth could you guys forget the genius of Mick Kaminski of ELO?

    What's her name in Vertu, too.
    The guy from Fairport Convention
    The girl from Dylan's Rolling Thunder-era band
    For cajun, the guy from Beauselais (sp) and Doug Kershaw
    For Texas Swing, Johnny Gimble
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    How on earth could you guys forget the genius of Mick Kaminski of ELO?

    What's her name in Vertu, too.

    Ah, you must mean Karen Briggs. She is also on Yanni's Live at The Acropolis disk/video where I saw her first and was blown away long before she showed up on Vertu.

    Another guy who is mor of a fiddler, does a great version of JLP's New Country is Mark O'Conner.

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    Duh !

    Thanks M.R. :
    How could I ever have forgotten Mr. Cross ? WOW.


    I also remember one of those Dixie Chicks plays a mean fiddle, as well as one of the Mandrell sisters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    She's stable? I like that in a woman.
    If the suggestion is that she's physically stable, I can believe it, otherwise....

    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey
    Huh? My feet are really big so what does that mean for a man? Hey, if your inquiring mind ever decides that it wants to try some Bach and violin and great sound, give her first CD a listen. On Well-Tempered Productions and HDCD with lots of audiophile type doo dads on hand to help the sound quality. Pretty good sheet. Haven't heard the Gypsy CD that picture in the article comes from. Can't always judge a book by the cover.....or is it, uh.....can't always get what you want? Or something like that.


    thanks for turning me on...

    .. to this young musician.

    I'll have to keep an eye out for her! ummm yea..

    http://www.scapecast.com/onworld/CMO/laraStJn.html


    But before I could figure her out, the producer started to
    announce her new artist, and the pieces of Bach that were to be played.
    The young women that I noticed earlier was busy ashing her cigarette
    and quickly walking through the door. With a sexy walk and a sultry look,
    she picked up her violin, took center stage and for the next hour Lara St. John
    had her way with us all.

    Intense and gifted and in away out of control. She is on the edge,
    she plays Bach like Hendrix, she has looks that kill, and her performance
    peaks as she loses herself in the impossible parts of Bach.
    Everything about her is unforgettably provocative.
    If being afraid is a crime we'll hang side-by-side,
    at the swingin' party down the line..


    The Replacements

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    Let's see, you've got...

    Nash the Slash, from Toronto, prog-rock band FM
    Jonathan Segel, from Santa Cruz Gypsy-rock band Camper van Beethoven
    That chick that played on JC Mellencamp's Paper In Fire
    "I don't know. A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof, and when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven." The Right Honourable JC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex Lion Tamer
    That chick that played on JC Mellencamp's Paper In Fire
    That just might be Lisa Germano...I know she played violin for JCM, but don't know if so on that song...
    Eschew fascism.
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    I've got to add: Laurie Anderson.
    Eschew fascism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevef22
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    Zino Francescatti

    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
    Let's see, there's that Itzhak Perlman fella and Yo Yo Ma. Wait a second, he plays the cello, doesn't he? I guess Itzhak is the only one I know. Just forget it. I guess we should stick to discussing our favorite sax and guitar players, eh?

    Swish
    Zino Francescatti
    Jascha Heifetz
    David Oistrakh
    Ruggiero Ricci
    Jean-Jacques Kantorow
    Itzhak Perlman
    Ida Haendel
    Takako Nishizaki
    Suzanne Lautenbacher
    Fritz Kreisler

    Oh, I know! I've left out Isaac Stern, Arthur Grumiaux, Nathan Milstein, Michael Rabin, Richard Posner, Henryk Szeryng, Iona Brown, and a number of younger violinists I'm not that familiar with. But those are my favorites, in that they have done at least a couple of recordings that I really like.

    My favorite of all them is Francescatti, not that he's greater than other great violinists, but I generally like his interpretations best.
    "Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony."
    ------Heraclitus of Ephesis (fl. 504-500 BC), trans. Wheelwright.

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    Hey, Pat--any familiarity with Broadus Erle or Matthew Raimondi? I listened to a Boccherini LP today that featured these two that I thought was very good. This is not my area of expertise, so I'm curious as to yr opinion (all the more so because you've never, ever come off like a snob, unlike some people).

    I don't like others.

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    Sorry!

    Quote Originally Posted by MindGoneHaywire
    Hey, Pat--any familiarity with Broadus Erle or Matthew Raimondi? I listened to a Boccherini LP today that featured these two that I thought was very good. This is not my area of expertise, so I'm curious as to yr opinion (all the more so because you've never, ever come off like a snob, unlike some people).
    I'm not really familiar with either one. Broadus Earle was a name I had seen, so I did a search. He was a member of the Yale Quartet, which is where I heard the name. One detail that I found was that Takako Nishizaki studied with him. (Nishizaki has sold millions of recordings in China and the Far East!)

    I have never heard of Matthew Raimondi and I haven't time to do much more searching today.
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    "Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony."
    ------Heraclitus of Ephesis (fl. 504-500 BC), trans. Wheelwright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex Lion Tamer
    Let's see, you've got...

    Nash the Slash, from Toronto, prog-rock band FM
    Jonathan Segel, from Santa Cruz Gypsy-rock band Camper van Beethoven
    That chick that played on JC Mellencamp's Paper In Fire
    Nash the Slash. Now there's a blast from my past! I have fond under-age, high-school memories of hanging out at the infamous Nag's Head North (RIP) so that we could see FM and Goddo play. The night always seemed to end with a couple of drunken yahoos brawling in the parking lot. Ah, those were the days!

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